About 100 soldiers assigned to the 22nd Military Police Battalion (Criminal Investigation Division) will be welcomed home by friends and families at a ceremony to take place tonight at 11:30 p.m. in the Soldiers Field House on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The battalion deployed to Iraq in July 2009, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Soldiers from 12 different installations Army-wide, plus multi-component units from four installations formed the battalion. They all came together on JBLM in June 2009 to integrate and train in preparation for the unit’s year-long deployment.
The Headquarters and Headquarter Detachment, the only active component unit from JBLM, was headquartered at Camp Victory, Baghdad, with forward elements located at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The 315th Military Police Detachment (CID), a reserve unit from JBLM, also provided support.
Their primary mission is to investigate reports of felony crimes committed with Department of Defense interest, felony crimes committed by or against soldiers, or civilians in the Army’s charge, and all accidental or unexplained deaths.